Types of Funds
If your client expresses an interest in leaving a charitable legacy, following are the types of permanent funds that can be created with The Rhode Island Foundation.
For more information, please contact Gail Ginnetty, senior development officer, (401) 427-4040, or any Development Department member.
|The Providence String Quartet is a program of Community MusicWorks, which established an orgnaizational endowment at the Foundation in 2008.
Following are the types of funds you can establish at The Rhode Island Foundation:
Unrestricted funds support critical unmet needs in Rhode Island, as determined by our staff and board of directors. The minimum gift to establish a named unrestricted fund is $10,000. Learn more about unrestricted funds.
Field of Interest
These funds support a specific field, either topical or geographic. Current field of interest funds support the environment, the arts, as well as many of the cities and towns in Rhode Island. Foundation staff and board of directors identify specific grantee organizations. The minimum gift to establish a named field of interest fund is $10,000. Learn more about field of interest funds.
With a designated fund, gifts are made in your name - in perpetuity - to any public charitable organization(s) in the United States that you select. The minimum gift to establish a named designated fund is $10,000. Learn more about designated funds.
More than 150 scholarship funds currently are helping to educate our leaders of tomorrow. Scholarships may be either field of interest (to support students in specific communities or fields of study) or designated (for specific high schools and/or colleges/universities). The minimum gift to establish a named scholarship fund is $10,000. Learn more about scholarship funds.
Donor advised funds allow you - and those you name - to recommend grants and the flexibility to change the organizations you support through the years. The minimum gift to establish a named donor advised fund is $25,000. Learn more about donor advised funds.
Established by a corporation, a corporate advised fund - in the company's name and advised by a company representative - can be a good alternative or complement to a corporate charitable foundation. The Rhode Island Foundation provides much of the administrative work, employees can contribute, and more. Learn about corporate advised funds.
Organizational Endowment Funds
More than 100 Rhode Island nonprofit organizations have entrusted the Foundation with management of their endowments and receive regular grant distributions from their fund. The minimum gift to establish a named organizational endowment fund is $10,000. See a list of organizational endowment funds held at the Foundation. Learn more about organizational endowments.
A supporting organization enables a family, business, or existing foundation to affiliate with the Foundation. Benefits include an independent board of directors, a distinct investment policy, administrative details and tax reporting handled by the Foundation, and increased flexibility in grantmaking. The minimum gift to establish a supporting organization is $5 million.